India Successfully Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable Agni-IV Missile

India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable long-range ballistic missile Agni-IV, with a strike range of 4,000 km, as part of a user trial by the Army. The strategic surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile was flight tested from launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Dr Abdul Kalam Island, earlier known as Wheeler Island.

This was the 7th trial of Agni-IV missile. The last trial conducted by the strategic force command (SFC) of the Indian Army from the same base on January 2, 2018 was successful.

Source- DD News

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2018:

  • The indigenously developed sophisticated Agni-IV having 4,000 km strike range is a two-stage missile.
  • It is 20 meters long with a weight of 17 tonnes.

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